Last week Ubisoft announced that three games, Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters, and Rainbow Six Quarantine, were all being delayed due to criticism of the publisher’s most recent release, Ghost Recon Breakpoint.
“For Ghost Recon Breakpoint, while the game’s quality appeared on track – based on E3, Gamescom, previews and our latest internal playtests –, critical reception and sales during the game’s first weeks were very disappointing,” said Yves Guillemot, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ubisoft. “As we have done with past titles, we will continue to support the game and listen to the community in order to deliver the necessary improvements.”
“In this overall context, we have decided to postpone the releases of Gods & Monsters, Rainbow Six Quarantine and Watch_Dogs Legion until 2020-21,” he continued. “While each of these games already has a strong identity and high potential, we want our teams to have more development time to ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players.”
It has now been revealed that all three games will be available on the current generation and also PlayStation 5 and Project Scarlett.
“The five titles will be on this generation and next generation of consoles, and they will take full advantage of all the new features that are coming with the machines. Which are actually going to be extremely interesting for players, as you’ll be able to download new content a lot faster,” said Guillemot.
“Players will experience better framerate, so there are lots of very good elements that will come with those new machines.”
Following the announcement of the delay Ubisoft’s share price tumbled by almost 20% as short term investors hoping to make a quick buck over Christmas offloaded their shares, but the price quickly recovered.
Will you be buying Watch Dogs Legion, Gods and Monsters, and Rainbow Six Quarantine on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, or will you be waiting for the extra sexy next-gen versions? Let us know in the comments.